Red Mountain Trail

HARD 23 reviews
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Red Mountain Trail is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dammeron Valley, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.1 miles
1,430 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


over grown

washed out

Note: This trail is not maintained or marked, and should be considered backcountry travel. Navigational aids are strongly recommended. Search and rescue operations are not uncommon for hikers lost in this wilderness as distances are deceiving and many people go unprepared for the rugged conditions. Also keep in mind that all creeks and washes are subject to flash flooding. Please read Know Before You Go.

1 month ago

Going to the Snow Canyon Overlook is definitely worth the time it takes! I strayed from the trail and spent some time hiking on the White Rock which made the views worthwhile!

3 months ago

Lucky it rained and packed the sand a bit, as much of it is deep sand making it tough on the incline. Nice views though.

9 months ago

The views could not be better. The first mile and a half is forgettable but after that was enjoyable, fun, and soul inspiring. First part is mostly rock and dirt, then dirt and sand, then slip rock, and then mostly sand to the overview of Ivins and the lower Snow Canyon. If you plan on doing an out and back be in good shape or make sure you have plenty of time, probably both! In my case, I planned on it but ran out of time and would have been dragging by the time I got back.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Great trail. Lots of rocks and sand. Great views and very little traffic

Friday, February 10, 2017

This is a nice, easy hike with an amazing view from the top of Snow Canyon. Very enjoyable.

Friday, January 06, 2017

The hike in to Snow Canyon is easy to moderate - a lot of natural rock stairs at parts. Worth the hike to get such great views of Snow Canyon, though. And good views of the Pine Valley mountains on the way back to the trailhead.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

fantastic outlook of snow valley buy trail not clearly marked all the way.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


trail running
Friday, October 21, 2016

Sandy and rocky, very challenging to run, ok for walking though.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Beautiful view at the top!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Great view of the entire Snow Canyon park and no park fees to enter.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

GORGEOUS view. Definitely worth the hike.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Easy and gratifying trail to get to. Its no more than a couple miles before the views get insane as you can see from everyones photos. Go about a mile or so past the overlook it gets better and opens up. Yucca plants burn like CRAZY! It's good fun. Best sunrises on partly cloudy days, scatters the rays and all. Going up the red mountain face is steep in Ivins, but if you plan on coming back is worth it to overcome your fear of heights. Otherwise you can just use the road access off UT 18.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

This was my mine and my wife's first backpacking trip. We started the hike around 6pm and hiked around 2 miles to the snow canyon overlook and stayed the night. It was a very windy and cold night but the next morning was beautiful. We hiked about another 5 miles to the pools and then hiked back to the trail head. All and all it was a great hike with beautiful views.

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